PLYMOUTH (CBS) — The driver of a bulldozer died in an avalanche of sand in Plymouth late Tuesday morning.
Police told WBZ-TV the driver was working at PA Landers on Hedges Pond Road, a sand and gravel company, when a hillside of sand collapsed and covered the heavy equipment at about 11 a.m.READ MORE: Business Ramping Up At Massachusetts Grocery Stores Ahead Of Weekend Storm
The driver was trapped and workers rushed in to help.
“When they arrived, emergency workers found a bulldozer operator apparently trapped in a work area the employee had been using the bulldozer to dig in,” Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said.
Cruz identified the victim as 65-year-old Charles Pace of Whitman.READ MORE: I-Team's Call For Action Helps Palmer Couple Get Propane Delivery After Days Without Heat
Pace’s daughter, Amy Smith, described him as a, “hard working man who loved what he did for a job.”
“He worked as a loader operator down at the pit and loved to dig in the sand like any little boy would,” she told WBZ-TV.MORE NEWS: Coastal Massachusetts Homes Already On Edge Brace For Potential Major Storm
The incident is being investigated by law enforcement and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.